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'brien. pulling the plug on a major deal. rupert murdoch's news corporation ditches its bid for bskyb. mumbai under attack again. three explosions rocked india's financial capital, killing at least 21 people. and on at libya's front line, and to counter attack by colonel gaddafi's forces against rebels advancing on tripoli. >> you can hear it. ♪ >> welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also a round the globe. the last few days have brought in a credible reversal of fortune for rupert murdoch's media empire. today came another blow. public and political pressure, news corporation withdrew its bid for bskyb. it is another casualty of the hacking firestorm. now prime minister david cameron has announced details of a far- reaching inquiry into recent events. for more on how the deal went bust, here is the bbc business editor. a warning, there is some flash photography. >> rupert murdoch, the great news mogul, in the news for the wrong reasons. putting on a brave face before one of the great humiliations' of his career, the abandonment for his attempt to take over bskyb. here is the explo
for an investigation of rupert murdoch's media empire as the company pays a new price for its phone hacking scandal. could a massive probe now under way in britain happen here in the united states? and the obama money-maybing machine. who's behind the cash and can the republicans compete? >>> president obama and the congressional leadership are under enormous pressure right now, about 40 minutes into their latest round of debt crisis talks. they haveless than three weeks until the deadline to raise the legal limit on the federal debt. and by all accounts, they're still very far apart. what if anything emerges from this meeting? consider the very dire warnings from the chairman of the federal reserve. ben bernanke using very strong words today, telling congress that the global financial system would be thrown into enormous disarray. that's a direct quote, if the u.s. treasury is deadbeat on its debt. >> ff we went so far as to default on the debt, it would be a major crisis. the treasury security is view as the most safest and liquid in the world. it's the foundation for much of our financial system
escalates, rupert murdoch and his son james prepared to face questions from a u.k. parliamentary committee. gaddafi must go. u.s. officials deliver an uncompromising message to their libyan counterparts in a secret meeting. the eurozone debt crisis worsens. fears for the major banks cause a stock market slump. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton builds bridges on a two- day trip to india. it is 11:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 4:00 a.m. in london, broadcasting in america and around the world. this is "newsday." the owner of britain's biggest media empire, rupert murdoch, is to make his first appearance before a committee of british members of parliament on tuesday to face questioning about the phone hacking scandal at the "news of the world." his son james will also give evidence, and will the former boss, rebekah brooks. the scandal has already forced two a senior police officers to resign. >> he is ben yates of the are no longer, resigning just a day after his boss, sir paul stevenson. both paying the price for failing to get to grips with the hacking scandal. so said the mayor of l
murdoch's media empire. the message is clear, both the u.s. and great britain are turning up the heat. >>> in china, a section of bridge collapses. sending a tourist bus plunging into the forest below and the death toll could get higher. >>> clock is ticking and tensions are soaring and if you want an idea how things heat are over the debt crisis, listen to this. president obama storms out of yesterday's meeting vowing he will veto any extension of the debt ceiling that is only short term. reports say he said to aeric cantor, quote, many could bring down my presidency. >>> the august 2nd deadline is looming and pessimism is growing. a major rating agency says it will review the nation' sterling bond rating for a possible downgrade. we are covering the angles of this all-important debt talk story. dan lothian at the white house with reaction to the extraordinary ratcheting up of tensions. ali velshi is giving us the bottom line on the economics. why should you care that u.s. bonds could face a brutal reality check? ali, let's start with you. a downgrade would be like seeing your person
. >>> i want to start with another apology today. this from rupert murdoch. responding to the hacking scandal from the u.k. what this shows you, this tape, it is murdock going into a meeting with the family of the murdered british teenager. it was that teenager's hacked voice mails that sparked the outrage into the scandal. listen. >> shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. shame on you. >> mr. murdoch, will you tell us what you said to the family? >> if you just keep silent for a minute. it was a totally private meeting. >> keep your head down, mate. >> i'm the founder of the company. i was appalled to find out i apologize. i have nothing more to say. >> nothing more to say at that moment. he did have more he went on to say. murdoch posted an ad in several british newspapers. he said, "we are deeply sorry for the hurt suffered by the individuals affected." the news of the world was in the business of holding others to account. it failed when it came to it self. rebekah brooks oversaw the news of the world. she resigned. another head of murdoch's companies has stepped down as well.
korngss, including rupert murdoch's news corp. i'll ask him about that scandal, america's economy, and revolution in the middle east. also tonight. >> time is of the essence. we are running out of time. >> if america's debt rating gets downgraded, every interest rate in america will go up. >> two senators, democrat and republican, who think they've found a way out of this country's $14 trillion debt crisis. and a man who has strong opinions on just about everything, from casey anthony to president obama, to harry potter and the space shuttle. what will he say tonight? i'll ask the opinionated new voice of "the new york times." this is "piers morgan tonight." >>> good morning. "time" magazine calls prince alwaleed bin talal the arabian warren buffett. when he talks, the business world listens. tonight prince alwaleed bin talal joins me from the four seasons in paris where he's on vacation, to share his unique perspective on america's debt, the middle east, and the news corp. scandal. your highness, thank you for joining me. let me start right from the top by asking you of your impr
the suspension wires. the bridge is relatively new, just 12 years old. >>> rupert murdoch sends his regrets to the british parliament. he can't make it on tuesday. lawmakers want murdoch to testify about phone hacking and alleged police bribery by his london papers. parliament issues a summons but murdoch is not a british citizen. it's not clear that he can be forced to appear. >>> u.s. women's soccer team going to play for the world cup title this weekend. america beat 3-1. we'll talk live with abby wambach in just a bit. >>> the debt ceiling debate is dramatic enough and then there's the human drama playing out. the two sides go back to the table today after tensions escalated between president obama and house majority leader eric cantor. that happened during the talks yesterday. can for says that the president got agitated after he proposed a short-term agreement to raise the debt ceiling. that's something that the president doesn't want to do. the president said eric, don't call my bluff. african for pressed the issue, he says president obama shoved back from the table and said, i'll se
hours, four senators have called for investigations into the vast media empire of rupert murdoch. the last media baron, perhaps the most powerful in the united states in terms of power and money and influence. how deep does that run? take a look. the television empire, fox with its news programming is part of his world. 20th century fox was huge, hit films. in publishing, "new york post," "wall street journal," what he has in print, along with harpercollins publishers limited, books like sarah palins, all part of the empire of rupert murdoch. we will dig much deeper into the rupert scandal and one of the senators calling for an investigation. first, one of the other stories we're following tonight. the other barack obama. a new book reveals astonishing information about the father of the president. it opens a new window into the heart and mind of his son, and -- who is thaddeus? a conservative who plays an electric guitar, quotes l.e.d. zeppelin on the house floor and running for president in a crowded field. can he rock out? then, think the debt ceiling debate is a joke, so does
, but no more -- team murdoch, but no more. he is accusing "news of the world" of using criminals to investigate his private life. >> i had my bank account broken into, my files, i tax returns went missing -- my tax returns went missing. medical return -- medical records have been broken into. i do not know how this happens. but i do know that in two of these instances, there is absolute proof that news international was responsible for hiring people to get this information. the people that they work with -- and this is what concerns me most -- our criminals. >> are you considering resigning? >> he is not resigning. he said his newspaper has been down to bring him -- has been out to bring him down. he attacks the way that it reported his youngest son was suffering from cystic fibrosis. he did not allege that his sons records had been stolen, but -- son's records had been stolen. >> your son will now be broadcast the media. we are incredibly upset about it. we're thinking about his long- term future. we are thinking about our family. there is nothing that can be done about it. >> they said they h
owner billionaire rupert murdoch has agreed to give evidence next tuesday to a british parliamentary committee investigating illegal activities at his british newspapers. murdoch and his son james will appear with rebecca brooks, the chief ceo of the british newspaper branch. she is also the former chief editor of "the news of the world," the tabloid which closed in the face of mounting evidence that it and other newspapers gained information by illegal means such as hacked voice mails and buying of policemen. the planned merger of the new york and frankfurt stock exchanges has passed another milestone. >> a large portion of shareholders approved the deal, which creates the world's biggest stock exchange. the approval was one of the last major obstacles to the merger plan. nyse/ueor -- nyse/euronext shareholders already gave the approval last week. authorities 1 5 billion euros in long-term bonds, but only high yields, reflecting concerns over rome's ability to stabilize finances. european shares lost ground for the fourth time in five sessions. the dax finished today lower. the same
resignation. allegations that they hacked into cellphone accounts for story. rupert murdoch has issued a statement apologizing for any, quote, any serious wrongdoing. british police have arrested seven people and recovered a list of 3700 names of potential victims. news of the world shut its doors last week. it was owned by news corporation the parent company of fox news. >> heather: seems like so much these days is made in china. everything from computers to cellphones. home in china are eating with chopsticks made in georgia. they create jobs by cranking out 2 million chopsticks every day. live in atlanta with more on this. hi, elizabeth. this is an encouraging story. >> reporter: as the great story. it's coming out of a small town and they are made of poplar and sweet gum trees. they grow like weeds and it turns out the perfect material for chopsticks. the company opened back in may and they are opened six days a week, 24 hours a day. the owner and ceo tells us when he first opened he had a more than 450 applicants for only 50 positions. >> when i open up this business, my friends a
moment for me. it was great. >>> in the news this morning, news corp. executive rupert murdoch is back in the u.s. as his phone hacking scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest from london. martin? >>> good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today, media, police, government, are all licking their wounds while promising to find out who knew what and when. while rupert murdoch is assessing the damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be hope after tuesday's grilling by parliament members. a new york welcome. >> welcome home. >> nice life. >> the slap heard across the world as for britain's parliament, the getting to the bottom of the phone hacking scandal, they've gone on summer recess. but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effects are difficult to see, mistakes were made. it cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: it may cost hem a lot more. the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp. but their support from the biggest inside investor, a saudi prince, who owns 7% of news corp. he said the company remay
. >>> news corp.'s rupert murdoch is back in the headlines as the phone scandal widens. martin fletcher has the latest now from london. martin? >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. after the high drama of the past week here, today british police, mediaia, government are all licking their wounds, asking who knew what and when while rupert murdoch is assessing damage to his empire. murdoch looked happy to be home after the grilling by british parliament members. >> welcome home. >> nice left, wendi. nice left. >> the slap heard across the world. as of britain's parliament, the result to get to the bottom. phone hacking scandal, they have a summer recess until september 5, but it isn't over for rupert murdoch by a long shot. >> the long-term effect on news corp. are difficult to see. mistakes were clearly made. it's cost him a lot of money. >> reporter: and it may cost more. calpers, the biggest pension fund in the u.s. called for a reform of news corp., for their support, too, from a bigger outside investor, prince al walal who says the company remains a valuable and long-term investment.
and a 20% increase in a dividend boost. the firm announced its keeping rupert murdoch's son, james, on as chairman. a quick look at the markets. just want to show you the currency markets. we only have four days to go until the debt deadline hits. gold is still above the $1,600 a troy ounce mark. that's what the asian markets have been doing today. one big story -- the worry over the u.s. especially for japan, the weaker dollar means a stronger yen and at its corporate japan like nothing else. it's a big problem at the moment. >> good to see him appear get its -- good to see you. general abdel fattah younes was shot dead by what has been described as an armed gang as he prepared to appear before a judicial committee. the identity and motive of the gang has not been disclosed. our world affairs correspondent sent this report. >> in the early moments of this complex, the front lines in eastern libya were constantly shifting. one morning on the road to b rega, the commander showed up, boosting morale. general abdel fattah younes was an important defector from colonel gaddafi's regime.
minute. mr. blumenauer: amyths the spreading scandal of the murdoch news corporation, it's clear it wasn't as they first claim, just a rogue reporter or two. there's a pattern of abuse, some illegal that was widely practiced and known, perhaps encouraged, certainly tolerated. it is important for the f.b.i., the s.e.c., hopefully congress itself to investigate the news corp, fox, "wall street journal" and not just about the concerns of potential spying on 9/11 victims which would be reprehensible if true. but possible violations of the foreign corrupt practices act which makes it illegal for american citizens to bribe foreign officials. some claim we ought to go easy on the murdoch news corporation so we don't appear partisan, but just giving money to the republican party, hiring republican presidential candidates, slamming the news and commentary should not give them a pass for questionable, perhaps illegal, conduct. we must ensure that americans are not abused by the news corp management practices or employees. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise
rupert murdoch arrived in london today in a bid to limit damage to the rest of his media empire. >>> and the shuttle "atlantis" arrives at the international space station one last time a short time ago. the astronauts were welcomed aboard by the station's current crew. they have brought along a year's worth of supplies, and it's going to take them about a week to unload all of it. >>> join me for more news at the top of the hour. back to "fareed zakaria: gps" in a moment. >> okay. put your thinking caps on far moment. which continent has six of the world's ten fastest growing economies? which continent is projected to have the world's third largest city by population in just a few years? which continue nen has the world's newest nation? if you picked asia, that's wrong. one more question might help you get the answer. which continent has seven of the top ten failed states in the world? the continent, of course, is africa. that's what i want to talk to my two terrific guests about. nicholas kristof and peter godwin, african-born author and reporter. both are just back from africa
murdoch's news corps has come under fire for allegations one of its papers harked the phones of crime victims and celebrities. amy is live with the latest. >> all of this on yet another day of public apology. news corps taking out a second day of full--page advertisements in national papers saying that we are sorry for any wrong doing and we promise to set things straight. there will be no excuses and no where to hide for people who were involved in any of the wrong doing. and then a pledge of compensation for certain phone hacking victims. no, many people were surprised today by the arrest of rebekah brooks. and according to her spokesperson she was extremely surprised herself by this. she had gone to a london police station for a prearranged meeting today and when she got there she was arrested. now, brooks had been editor of news of the world from 2000 to 2003 and that was one of the most sensitive periods of the phone hacking. she stepped down, she was running murdoch's british newspaper empire until she stepped down friday which she did under building intense public pressure. the
, james murdoch who is deputy coo and the chairman and ceo of international for news corp., rupert murdoch's son, has just announced that the news of the world which is a very popular tabloid near the united kingdom, a sunday newspaper, is going to close down. this sunday we'll see the last edition of news of the world roll off the presses, and ask all of the profits will go to good causes. now, the reason for this, allison, and we've reported on this throughout the day, but there is an investigation, an inquiry going on here in the united kingdom into a phone-hacking scandal that centers on news of the world. now, news corporation had admitted, news of the world admitted that this had been going on, hacking into the phones of celebrities and others, but there was a twist in the last few days when allegations arose that news of the world hired a detective to hack the phone of a schoolgirl in 2002 who had been abducted and, ultimately, murdered. and, supposedly, the reporters there had wanted to be able to delete phone messages from that voicemail in order to gather new leads. but it was so
to release this information. >> amy, i suspect under the criteria, perhaps rupert murdoch is the most widely published person on earth. in some ways, things are very easy for us and very easy for me. we made a promise to sources that if they give of material that is of a certain type that is significant -- diplomatic, ethical, or historical significance, not published or under some sort of threat, we will publish it. that actually is enough. of course, we have a goal with publishing material in general. it has been my long-term believe that obverse what advances us as a civilization -- it has been my long-term believe that what advances us as a civilization is our understanding about what we're going through, what human institutions are actually like and how they actually behave, and if we are to make rational policy decisions insofar as any decision can be rational, then we have to have information drawn from the real world and a description of the real world. at the moment, we are severely lacking in the information from the interior of the secretive organizations that have such a role in
that king received a brutal beating that sparked the l.a. riots a year later >>> rupert murdoch, his son james and former news of the world editor rebekah brooks for questioning a week from today. they're investigating allegations some of the newspaper's staff hacked into the voice males of politicians, celebrities and victims >>> president obama awarded the medal of honor today to an army ranger who lost his right hand while tossing an enemy grenade away from fellow soldiers in afghanistan. sergeant first class leroy arthur petry is the second recipient of the award for actions in iraq and afghanistan. a baseball fan is lucky to be alive after he almost fell 20 feet head first while trying to catch a ball during the all-star home run derby. keith car michael's brother, friends and some fans grabbed his legs and likely saved his life. last night's incident comes just days after a texas ranger's fan plunged to his death while trying to grab a ball. >>> and the new york fan who caught derek jeter's 3,000th career hit and gave it back instead of trying to cash in could still be slapped with
.e.o. murdoch has apologiesed for wrongdoing in a full page ad running in british papers this week. news international is owned by the parent company of fox news. >> after seven years of marriage, j lo' and marc anthony call it quits saying "we have decided to end our marriage. this was a difficult decision and painful time for all involved and we appreciate the respect of our privacy." the two recently performed a steamy routine at the "american idol," finale in may. they are parents to three-year-old twins. >>dave: if this doesn't shatter your faith in the institution of marriage, i don't know what will. her third marriage, right? i am devastated. j lo' is back on the market. >>dave: and she looks boater than ever, my friends. rick: just saying ... look at the weather. a big story this weekend and this week that will affect so many people. it is the heat. and the heat index across the plains it feels like the mid-80's. and at 5:30 in the morning and you want it to be cool and air the house out and that is not the case. a rough situation there. we have talked about this for months, the
unhealthy about your interaction with the murdoch's. and do you think that they are fit and proper people to run bskyb. >> it is not my decision about which are open and which are closed. i think the problem here is that it is not the paper. it is the practices. what needs to change is not the name of the newspaper, what needs to change as the practices the golan and make sure that they are illegal and properly accounted for and properly managed. it is not fair for me to say what remain open and remained closed, but i set up the processes and inquiries to make sure that we don't have these things never happen again. you are bound to, as a party leader, wanting to have a relationship with journalists and you do that because if you have a mission to try to explain how you want to change and improve our country. that means talking to the head of the guardian, you get out there and do it. that is what i have done for the last five years. the problem we are correctly identifying is because leading politicians feel so passionately about wanting to get that message across, not just with the murd
, including the upcoming produce committee hearing tomorrow, with rupert murdoch, his son james, and rebekah brooks. the house is expected to kick up a measure today that will allow churches to merge their pension funds with other funds. still expecting the house to come in later today at 6:30 eastern for a vote. live on c-span. >> tonight on "the communicators," robert mcdowell on the fcc actions this week to begin cracking down on on authorized charges on phone bills. that and other news from the s.e.c. tonight on "communicators." >> with titles like "slander" and "demonic," ann coulter has something to say. you are invited to treat the syndicated columnist for three hours, starting at noon eastern, live on c-span to. >> you are watching c-span, bringing you politics and public affairs. every morning, it is washington journal, connecting with elected officials, policy makers, and journalists. weekdays, watch the u.s. house. also, supreme court oral arguments. on the weekends, you can see our signature interview program. on saturdays, the communicators. on sundays, prime minister's question
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